Leeds United Preview vs Bristol City (H)

The Whites will be looking to bounce back from the 4-1 thrashing by West Brom when they play a struggling Bristol City this Saturday.

Leeds last outing saw them expertly contained and countered by a well drilled West Brom side. Darren Moore’s side pressed Leeds high up the pitch which lead to stray passes.

The Baggies then threw bodies forward, often leaving Leeds outnumbered at the back. The likes of Matt Phillips and Harvey Barnes were direct and created most of the home sides chances.

Leeds looked out of sorts and took them until the final minute before getting a consolation goal, when substitute Sami Saiz dinked the ball into Pablo Hernadez whose header looped over Sam Johnstone in goal.

With the international break coming as it has the players have had time to relax and regroup following the loss. The much needed rest has come at a time where Leeds have only won two of their last six matches.

This weekends opponents sit in 13th but without a win in three. City boss Lee Johnson has recently come under fire from fans and a trip to Elland Road could potentially be his last game in charge.

Losses to struggling Preston and Reading have seen them slip away from the top six. The Robins are currently six points away from sixth place Derby with a tough run in their next six games.

Andreas Weimann is a man transformed from his previous season netting five times in only eight games opposed to his two goals in 19 last season. Starting the season on fire, the goals have dried up as of late and will be trying to get on the scoresheet on Saturday.

Bristol City play with a 5-3-2 formation which allows them to see plenty of the ball but the defensive minded set-up see’s then struggle turning the possession into goals.

Hugo Diaz has sparked some talk amongst Leeds fans as he posted on his social media a comment that suggests that he could be involved in the team on Saturday. Having not posted in over two months and with the potential injury to Pontus Jansson it could see Diaz make his step up to the first team.

Predicted Starting XI (4141):

Gk- Peacock-Farell

Rb- Dallas

Cb- Diaz

Cb- Cooper

Lb- Douglas

Dm- Phillips

Rm- Hernandez

Lm- Alioski

Cm- Klich

Cm- Saiz

St- Roofe

Prediction:

Leeds 2-0 Bristol

Picture Credit: Leeds United

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